MohawkUS
My interest in audio was spurred as my way of coping through disability & illness. Became overly important to me where I was spending all my disposable income on gear and over time less and less on new music. I've owned some nice gear but have since hit the reset switch after realizing I couldn't adequately explain what I wanted out of my system. I'm making a point to take things slower, own/experience common references, and get back to focusing my support to the artists over the gear makers.

I prefer crisp, lively, and clean sound. I've flirted with tubes enough to state that their magic wears on me over time. I end up missing the low noise floor & transients of transistors. I feel the same about analog, a fun trip but once the spell breaks its charm becomes nuisance.

To any newbies who stumble upon this, my advice after a decade is to experience audio through the lens of the used. The largest expenses in this hobby are shipping & depreciation. You can play with high-end gear if you make the right buys + break even on the sell. Just be careful about getting stuck with niche, unknown, or expensive components that may not align with your taste.
Location
Connecticut
Headphone Inventory
Audeze LCD2 Closed
Beyerdynamic T70
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Experienced:
AKG K81 DJ
AKG Y40
Audio Technica A900
Audio Technica AD900
Audio Technica R70x
Beyerdynamic T90
Grado SR-80i
HiFiMan Edition XX
Hifiman Sundara
Hifiman HE-6
Marshall Mid BT
MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Open
Sennheiser HD598
Sennheiser HD700
STAX SR-5NB
Ultrasone PRO2900
Ultrasone ED12
Headphone Amp Inventory
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Experienced:
Apex Sangaku
Apex Teton
Bakoon HPA-01
Burson 160DS
Phonitor e
JDS Atom
Schiit Ragnarok
Schiit Magni Heresy
Schiit Lyr 2
STAX T1
Triode Lab EL84 Custom Speaker Amp
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Vintage:
Sherwood S-6000 Receiver 1969
Sherwood S-7210A Reciever 1974
Source Inventory
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Experienced:
ASUS Essence STX
SOTA Satellite Turntable w Magnepan Unitrac I & Nagaoka MP150
Rockbox'd Sansa Fuze
Soekris DAC1321
UltraFi Dac41
Questyle CAS192D
Exogal Comet +
Metrum Flint
Schiit Bifrost OG
Ressonessence Labs Herus
JDS Labs OL DAC
SMSL M300 MKII
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Vintage:
Tanberg TCD-300 Cass Deck
Harmon-Kardon TD4400 Cass Deck
Cable Inventory
Blue Jeans RCA
DH Labs USB
Audio-Related Tweaks
JPLAY
Music Preferences
Black Metal
Gender
Male
Gear-Fi
Ryzen 3600
GTX2080 Super
HP Reverb HMD & Monitor Replacement

Signature

The source paints the picture, the amp colors it in, and the headphones serves as the canvas on which the picture is painted.

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